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Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that the vital contribution of civil society to the public policy debate is in need of strengthening. CPA is committed to programs of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated. CPA is an independent, non-partisan organization which receives funds from international and bilateral funding agencies and foundations.


Jovita Arulanantham Vs. University of Colombo (SC FR 40/2012)

A fundamental rights/language rights petition was filed by the Petitioner with the support of The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) on 25th of April 2012 in the Supreme Court challenging the Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) of the University of Colombo, for conducting its courses only in the Sinhala language, without conducting the similar course in Tamil language. Leave to proceed was granted by the Supreme Court and fixed for argument in November 2012. The Attorney General’s Department filed objections and the case came up for argument on 18th November 2013.On the 26th of February 2014, the matter is fixed to be mentioned 15th July 2014.